Travelodge opens its second hotel in Wembley

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    Travelodge has recently opened its second hotel in Wembley and 62nd hotel in the capital, Tuesday 31st March. The new 86-room hotel represents a £6.5 million investment and has been built above Wembley Central train station in partnership with St Modwen.An opening ceremony was held at London Wembley High Road Travelodge where Barry Gardiner Member of Parliament for Brent North for the 2010 to 2015 Parliament and the Mayor of Brent, Councillor Kana Naheerathan joined Travelodge’s Revenue Director, Tom Edwards to officially open the hotel.

    London Wembley High Road Travelodge is part of a £90million mixed-use development programme by St Modwen which has involved transforming the area surrounding Wembley Central Station. This entailed part of the old station building being demolished and new residential apartments, retail units and the new Travelodge hotel being built.

    This opening which is the Company’s 518th hotel has created 20 new jobs within the local community. The strong team of 20 have been employed via Travelodge’s long term relationship with The Job Centre – which helps the long term unemployed back into work.

    London Wembley High Road Travelodge has been designed in the Company’s new contemporary brand look and design. All rooms feature the bespoke luxurious king-size Travelodge Dreamer Bed and family rooms include individual Truckle beds for the children. See notes to editors for full details of the new room)

    Travelodge opened its first Wembley hotel in 2006 and as part of its ongoing commitment to grow its business within the area, the hotel chain has recently invested £1.1 million modernising this hotel as part of its £100 million UK hotel modernisation programme. To date, Travelodge has modernised 90% of its rooms in its new brand design across the UK. In addition all Travelodge beds throughout the country have been upgraded to the new Travelodge Dreamer Bed.

    Tom Edwards, Travelodge’s Revenue Director said: “We have experienced growing demand for good value accommodation in Wembley for some time and we are delighted to being opening our second Wembley hotel in such a prestigious location. Being located at Wembley Central train station provides our customers with easy access to Wembley stadium and to central London.”

    “By offering great quality rooms at unbeatable value we will help attract new visitors to the area. This will help to boost the local economy by £1.8million annually and cement our position as Britain’s favourite hotel brand for value.”
    London Wembley High Road Travelodge is being managed by Jessica Jackson, who started her career as a receptionist at Uxbridge Travelodge in 2008 while she was studying for her degree in Business Management and Accounting at Brunel University. Once Jessica graduated she joined Travelodge full time and soon graduated from the company’s Gaining Entry into Management (GEM) programme, which fast tracks entry level staff into management. Jessica took over her first management post at Balham Travelodge.

    Jessica Jackson, London Wembley High Road Travelodge Hotel Manager said: “I am thrilled to be managing this brand new Travelodge hotel in the centre of Wembley. The hotel has got off to a flying start and we are nearly full for the big events happening at Wembley Stadium over the coming months such as: the NFL & Rugby World Cup and music events like Foo Fighters, Ed Sheeran & AC/DC.”

    Daniel Fountain / 02.04.2015

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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